As per Phil O'Keefe, the original plan was to have the Lithium forum package look and function pretty much like the old site. However, the old site died prematurely, so the Lithium-based site was rushed into service.
Think "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" where the newly-refit Enterprise was rushed into service before Scotty had worked the kinks out of the warp engines and things weren't right until Spock came back and helped Scotty.
We could be Spock!
So, go to the launch feedback link and give constructive ideas about what we want. It'll help us get back the HC we love.